A masquerader, identified as Olu Olowookere, has been arrested over allegation that he stabbed one Femi Makanjuola to death for refusing to give him money during a masquerade festival.
Olu’s arrest was made by Ondo State Police Command.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, the incident happened on Saturday at the Oke Aro area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The PPRO said, “One Seun Makanjuola reported at ‘B’ Division Police Station, that his younger brother one Femi Makanjuola was stabbed to death for refusing to give a masquerader, Olu Olowookere, and his followers money. Both the masquerader and one Adaramola Ajuloko were arrested while Deji Dada and Sunday Adaramola are still at large.”
However, the masquerader denied the charge, saying: “I don’t know anything about it; it may be one of my followers. The egungun festival is a tradition of our family and I was the one under the mask, I didn’t hold any knife, so I don’t know the person that killed him”